Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 19125 | Yomiuri leads series, 10-9-1 | Time: 3:09
Potential Starters: Hideki Asai (YOM) 2-1, 3.25 - Kosuke Matsui (YAK) 0-0, 4.78
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: S1, 9: G3|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||3-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: BB|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: F8|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: F9, 3: BB, 6: G4, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-4||2: F7, 3: G1, 6: G3, 8: f5|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||0-for-2||2: G5, 4: F9, 6: BB|
|2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||8: L6|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-4||3: G4, 4: SO, 6: f2, 9: G6|
|(P)||Asai, Hideki||0-for-2||3: G4, 4: SO|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|PH-LF||Yano, Kenji||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Asai, Hideki, W||6||108||22||21||4||0||7||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||2.941|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||2||32||8||7||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.415|
|Kroon, Marc, H||2/3||20||5||3||1||0||1||2||0||0||1||0||1||1||4.154|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, S||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.332|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: 2B, 5: G1, 8: 2B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-3||1: F9, 3: BB, 6: 1B (CS), 8: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: f2|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G3, 6: SO, 9: 2B|
|PR||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-4, 1 RBI||2: f2, 4: SO, 7: F8, 9: G4|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-4||2: F3, 4: F6, 7: F9, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: F4, 7: BB, 9: BB|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: G1, 9: BB|
|P||Lee, Hei-Chun||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||5: F8|
|PH-RF||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||8: F8|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-1||9: G6|
|Matsui, Kosuke, L||2 2/3||37||13||13||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.966|
|Lee, Hei-Chun||2 1/3||35||9||8||1||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||8.679|
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
K. Matsui on the mound for Yakult
Wakiya grounds out to second. Asai grounds out to second. Sakamoto hits a single to center. Matsumoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ogasawara hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits an infield single, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Lee in for K. Matsui.
Abe walks in a run, bases remain loaded. Takahashi grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Asai on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto grounds out to short. Kawabata hits a double to right and advances to third on a wild pitch. Lee strikes out swinging. Aoki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Iihara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Lee on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto flies out to left. Matsumoto strikes out looking. Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez flies out to left.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Yano takes over in left.
Whitesell hits a double to center and is replaced by a pinch-runner Noguchi. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Hatakeyama drives in a run with a ground out to second. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Miyamoto walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Katabata walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kroon.
D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Takeuchi, grounds out to short.
Top of the 1st
Sakamoto flies out to center. Matsumoto flies out to center. Ogasawara hits a double to right. Ramirez grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Tani, pinch-hitting for Asai, hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sakamoto. Matsumoto strikes out looking. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and third. Ramirez flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th
Takeuchi flies out to center. Aoki hits a double to left. Tanaka strikes out looking. Iihara fouls out to the catcher.
The Giants won their 4th game in a row and are now 70-57-1 (3rd place). ... The Swallows dropped their 2nd game in a row and are now 61-61-4 (4th place).
Asai (YOM) got the win and is now 3-1 this season. Asai is 0-2 in 4 starts since his last loss on 8/15 (vs Yokohama). This was Asai's first start against the Swallows this season. Yamaguchi (YOM) picked up his 4th save of the year. ... K. Matsui (YAK) started his first start since 7/20/2008 and took the loss. He is now 0-1 on the year.
Kubo (YOM) became just the third player in franchise history to appear in 70 games during a season.
YOM: Ogasawara (33)